Ibanez SR300 or Squier Classic Vibe '60s Jazz Bass Fretless 3-Color Sunburst???
I’d go for the Ibanez. Both are great basses, but if you’re new, you’ll find a fretless more difficult to play. It may also set you up with some poor technique (especially fret finger positioning) if you get a fretted bass down the line. Just my $.02
Same as @TomH. Plus you could always consider the frestless later on if that’s a coup de coeur
I’ve got a fretless, and I find them very easy to play, but that’s because I’ve got a foundation built on fretted instruments to build on. SR300 is a banger too. I would go SR399 if it were me
Buy both basses, of course.
(What happened to all the GAS enablers on this forum?)
Well, on a more serious note, the Squier Classic Vibe ‘60s Fretless Jazz Bass is the second bass I bought and I really like it. (My first bass is a fretted Fender Player Jazz Bass and I’d agree with others here about starting on a fretted bass first.)
Right? Who needs to eat…
That’s the spirit
I have this bass and love it, have used it on a bunch of covers. If you’re just starting out though, I’d go with the Ibanez, because you’ll have enough to think about without worrying about whether you’re playing in tune or not. Once you have the basics on autopilot with a fretted bass, it will be much easier to adjust to playing a fretless.
Do you need or want a Fretless?